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Replace the fuel filter

Hi dr. cool.

Do you know how to replace the fuel filter in kia rio 2005?,

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  • abelvasquez Sep 27, 2008

    Thanks Dr. Cool,

    I have searched around the car, in the motor, close to tank and i haven't located the fuel filter position.

    If you know the exactly fuel filter location, i'll be very grateful with you !



  • abelvasquez Sep 28, 2008

    Thanks again

    I will folow your instructions.!


  • abelvasquez Oct 06, 2008

    Hi dr. Cool.

    It's unbelievable, I never had either side to find a piece so common, as is the fuel filter, even I can not find it, and traveled all the lines of fuel, I just need to search inside the tank.! jejeje
    Or do you think that's possible find it there?



  • Neilr420 Oct 25, 2008

    trying to find the fuel filter in my 05 kia rio

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    where is the fuel filter at 2007 kia rio


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I just took my car to the shop to have them do it because I am lazy. They said that it is inside the tank and it is better changed the same time as the pump.

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Neal down at the driver's side back door look streight ahead and you will see the gas tank. (The gas tank is right under the back seet) There are three snap connections on the fuel filter. First loosten the bolt holding the fuel filter. If you're quick enough you should be able to snap the first line off in the front of the fuel filter and then the back two. You will probley need some rags and a small bucket to catch the gas coming out. Quickley grab the new filter and snap the connections on and put the bolt back that holds the fuel filter. This should not take more than 5 Min.

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  • Curt Johnson May 12, 2009

    Oops that was for a 2002. I`m not sure if it`s in the same spot as a 2005.


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It is clearly in the fuel tank. I have a schematic and it is in the tank located INSIDE the fuel pump. Take it to a pofessional....

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Yes, just locate your fuel filter. sometimes it is just in the engine compartment in the fuel line. if it is only a plastic filter then just remove the hoses attached to it and transfer the hoses to the new filter. be cautious when handling gasoline. be careful. if the filter is fitted in the fuel line, then all you have to do is loosen up the fittings and replace the filter. these fittings are normally use in metal filters.

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  • francis rivero Sep 28, 2008

    let me do some asking and be back as soon as i find out. have not serviced any rio lately.

    tnx, drcool

  • francis rivero Sep 28, 2008

    found a picture. just look for this part in your car and this is the filter. it could be clamped in the engine firewall or near the tank. just follow your fuel lines.

    tnx, drcool

  • francis rivero Oct 01, 2008

    hi abel,

    how did it went?...did you find the fuel filter?...have you found this part in the picture?....let me know and if you still have inquiry, i may help further.



  • francis rivero Oct 07, 2008

    wow, that is un believable. maybe the filter was bypassed?..who knows. but im sure it would not be inside the tank. i know they put in fuel pump inside the tank but never a fuel filter.

    good luck on your search. just look for that picture that i sent.




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